Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, the National Construction Equipment Museum is closed to the public until further notice. The office is open from 9:00 to 5:30 Eastern on weekdays.  

Also due to the outbreak, our 2020 International Convention & Old Equipment Exposition has been POSTPONED. Instead of this August, it will be held August 27-29, 2021, at the same location near Concordia, Kansas.  

Updates will be posted here and to our social media pages. Thank you for your understanding, and be well. 

Visiting the Museum

PLEASE NOTE: due to CONEXPO, the Museum will be closed March 3 through 20. Thank you for your understanding. 


The Museum is normally open to the public between 1:00 and 5:00 PM weekdays. Due to staffing considerations, we recommend that you e-mail us at tberry@hcea.net

or call us at 419-352-5616 to let us know you’re coming.


Many of our restored machines are normally stored inside the Museum building, and a tour of the building takes about 45 minutes. You are free to explore the outdoor exhibits on your own. You can take as many photographs as you want; we just ask that you don’t climb on the equipment. The Museum building is insulated but does not have climate control, so dress appropriately in event of temperature extremes.


Admission rates are:

  • HCEA Members: Free admission
  • Non-members, $7.00 includes a tour of the building.
  • Outside viewing only: Free admission 
  • 12 or under: Free admission.

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more, provided the group has booked its visit in advance.


Donations in addition to admission fees are greatly appreciated. All proceeds go to our Building Fund.


Map to the Museum



(c) Historical Construction Equipment Association 2013-2020
16623 Liberty Hi Road
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
419-352-5616 - Fax 419-352-6086

Equipment, archives and museum inquiries tberry@hcea.net

All other inquiries info@hcea.net

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